These alabaster bookends feature ancient Byzantine icons of the annunciation. Able to keep heavy books in line, they both organize and decorate your home. This pair of bookends makes the perfect personal gift for anyone's office or study. This depiction of Mary's Fiat is a reminder and inspiration to open ourselves completely to whatever God asks of us.
Gabriel is shown on the left as the messenger of the Lord. Mary is depicted in the Eastern style as the Mother of God. Her blue clothing represents her humanity, while the red outer garment symbolizes the Divine mission and role she has been given.
The bookends are made from stone-cast alabaster here in our shop in Steubenville, Ohio. Alabaster is a building and decorating material created from the mineral gypsum that has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. It boasts an attractive smooth finish and will last for years to come.
Each measures roughly 6" x 8", including the 4"x 6" inset image plaque, and is 3" deep.